Category Archives for "Church Partnership"

Bill Wright Retires After 33 Years in Full-Time Ministry

Rev. Bill Wright will retire from full-time ministry effective June 30, 2022. Bill served on staff with CMBA for 14 years and in various other ministry and leadership roles within the association. He announced his plans earlier this month to his church, Temple Baptist, where he has also served as associate pastor. “Bill Wright served […]

VLC Endorses CMBA Executive Director Search Team Report

Executive Director Search Team members met with VLC members Tuesday, June 21, to present Rev. Jamie Rogers as candidate for the top leadership role within the Columbia Metro Baptist Association (CMBA) Family of Churches. VLC members voted to endorse the search team report, and announced a special called meeting on Tuesday, July 19, at 1:30 […]

VLC Member Spotlight: Buck Williams, Mt. Elon Baptist

This month’s Visionary Leadership Community (VLC) Member Spotlight is on William “Buck” Williams, member of Mt. Elon Baptist in Hopkins. The VLC meets almost monthly to conduct CMBA business and share ministry updates from our Family of Churches across the Midlands. Mt. Elon will host the group’s June meeting. A Columbia, S.C., native, Buck grew […]

New Roof at GraceChurch of Columbia Evidence of “Kingdom Work”

Early one recent April morning about 140 Midlands volunteers showed up to reroof GraceChurch of Columbia, located a few blocks from Forest Drive. The project birthed through conversations with Love Cola and the nonprofit agency Home Works of America grew to include members of about six churches, Baptist Collegiate Ministry (BCM) and a roofing contractor’s […]

New BCM Groups Starting at Allen University, Benedict College

CMBA churches have long-supported Baptist Collegiate Ministry (BCM) at the University of South Carolina which has been reaching local and international college students enrolled in schools from across the Midlands for decades. BCM offers weekly worship and discipleship opportunities and enjoys connecting students to local churches as well. The South Carolina Baptist Convention recently welcomed […]

VLC Approves Denominee Mission Focus, Statements

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The CMBA Visionary Leadership Community (VLC) met Tuesday, March 15, at Kilbourne Park Baptist Church to conduct business and share ministry updates. Pastor Terry Smoak welcomed the group along with member and CMBA Clerk Cookie Adams, who was previewed in CMBA’s VLC Member Spotlight last week. In February VLC members were presented with the Denominee […]

NorthStar Offers Free Community Tax Services

NorthStar Christian Center is partnering with The Cooperative Ministry to provide free income tax services to Midlands individuals and families. VITA – or Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program – is an IRS-sponsored program to help low to moderate income families offset the cost of “accurate tax preparations completed with integrity.” According to NorthStar Associate Pastor […]

BCM: Church Partners Needed to Reach Students with the Gospel

CMBA churches looking to engage in local missions and ministry should consider The University of South Carolina Baptist Collegiate Ministry (BCM), which is actively sharing the love of Christ to students living and studying in the Midlands. According to BCM Director Jamie Rogers, there are plenty of ways to support the ministry that is working […]

CMBA Churches Sponsor Single Adult Bible Study

North Point Community Church and Shandon Baptist are co-sponsoring a new 12-week Bible study for single adults living in the Midlands. “Intentional Relationships” will help participants recognize and explore their unique identity in Christ and learn how to navigate all types of relationships including dating, marriage, family, friends, coworkers, neighbors and their role in the […]